Just days after Marcus Anthony Eriz allegedly shot and killed a 6-year-old boy in a road rage incident on a California freeway, he pulled a gun on a unique driver throughout another altercation, a prosecutor stated Wednesday in a courtroom submitting forward of Friday’s arraignment.
Eriz, 24, was arrested on June 6 alongside together with his girlfriend, 23-year-old Wynne Lee, who was allegedly driving their automobile throughout each road rage incidents.
The first altercation occurred on the morning of May 21 as Joanna Cloonan was driving her 6-year-old son, Aiden Leos, to kindergarten.
Eriz and Lee allegedly lower Cloonan off on the freeway, then after just a few miles, Cloonan caught up with the couple and gave them the center finger. After that, Cloonan stated she heard a loud bang, adopted by her son saying, “Ow,” at which level she realized he was bleeding from his chest. Aiden Leos was pronounced dead at an area hospital lower than an hour later.
Orange County Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky wrote that after being arrested on June 6, Eriz admitted to investigators “that he was angry after being ‘flipped off’ by Ms. Cloonan, so he grabbed his loaded Glock 17 9mm and racked a round.”
“He then rolled the passenger window and took a shot at her vehicle,” Bokosky wrote Wednesday. “After shooting the victim, [Eriz and Lee] continued on to the 91 eastbound and on to work in the city of Highland.”
The next week, Eriz and Lee allegedly got into another road rage incident on the freeway.
“As Wynne Lee was driving on the 91 eastbound on the way to work with Defendant Eriz as her front passenger, a driver in a blue Tesla did something to make Defendant Eriz angry, acting aggressively,” the prosecutor wrote. “Defendant Eriz again took out his gun and brandished it to the driver of the Tesla.”
The Tesla driver in that incident then known as the cops and drove away.
It wasn’t till every week after Eriz allegedly killed Aiden Leos that he realized precisely what he had completed, based on the prosecutor. Eriz instructed investigators that on May 28, a coworker approached him and stated that Lee’s automobile, a Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, seemed like the one authorities have been looking for.
“Eriz claims that at that time, he looked on the Internet and saw the story about Aiden Leos’ death,” prosecutors wrote. “He said he ‘immediately’ knew he was responsible for the boy’s death.”
At that time, Eriz allegedly hid Lee’s automobile in a member of the family’s storage and beginning driving his pink truck as a substitute.
Both defendants are scheduled to look in courtroom Friday for an arraignment and bail evaluation.
Eriz, who is going through expenses of homicide and taking pictures at an occupied motorcar, is at the moment being held on a provisional bond of $2 million, however Bokoksy argued in Wednesday’s submitting that bail must be revoked.
“Eriz is an extreme danger to the community,” Bokosky wrote. “There is no more serious crime than murder and murder of a child is one of the most egregious crimes one can think of.”
Bokosky additionally referenced Eriz’s alleged public Instagram profile, which reveals him firing a number of weapons, together with a rifle, shotgun, and handgun.
Lee, who is going through expenses of accent after the reality and carrying a hid firearm in a automobile, had her bail provisionally set at $500,000. Bokosky requested that her everlasting bail be set on Friday.
Attorneys for Eriz and Lee didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday.